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. hadiya pendleton just performed at the inauguration of the president. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's -- the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> reporter: before the chicago visit he awarded presidential medals to the six educators killed in the newtown school has shooting. the president is urging congress to pass new gun legislation renewing the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity clips. >> we don't need a cheerleader right now for new gun laws. we need somebody to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: many lawmakers say enforcing existing laws including those on background checks will do more than writing new ones. the head of the nra is even more outspoken in opposition to any new gun restrictions. >> we will not be dupes by the hypocrisy in the white house or the congress who would deny our right to semiautomatic technology and the magazines we need to defend ourselves and our families. >> reporter: the senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing on legislati
in the debate over gun control. the mother of hadiya pendleton made this video. >> a piece of my heart is gone. congress is debating how to fix our gun laws. they can start with background checks for all gun sales. tell congress to support common sense reforms so no more innocent children are killed. and no parent has to go through this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are the sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. universa
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